But Tal cannot stay safe forever. When danger strikes, he must desperately climb the Red Tower to steal a Sunstone. He reaches the top . . .
. . . and then he falls into a strange and unknown world of warriors, iceships, and hidden magic. There Tal makes an enemy who will save his life -- and holds the key to his future....Continua
Tissue paper environment and characters. Up through chapter six I was rather bored by it, as there's too much glossing over and lack of specifics. So I skimmed ahead and found it's actually pretty loathsome.